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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
WLH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. WLH: 0.06 )
WLH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.34
WLH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WLH: 0.34 )
WLH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.34

-0.36
0.42
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.13
M-Score: -1.72
WACC vs ROIC
2.01%
4.33%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.52
WLH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. WLH: 8.52 )
WLH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65.26   Max: 16.96
Current: 8.52

-65.26
16.96
Net-margin (%) 4.98
WLH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WLH: 4.98 )
WLH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -85.23   Max: 22.55
Current: 4.98

-85.23
22.55
ROE (%) 9.53
WLH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. WLH: 9.53 )
WLH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -229.04   Max: 15895.16
Current: 9.53

-229.04
15895.16
ROA (%) 3.32
WLH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. WLH: 3.32 )
WLH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.74   Max: 18.09
Current: 3.32

-33.74
18.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.91
WLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WLH: 7.91 )
WLH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -52.69   Max: 11032.85
Current: 7.91

-52.69
11032.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -50.00
WLH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WLH: -50.00 )
WLH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.1   Max: 62.3
Current: -50

-57.1
62.3
» WLH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 405,668 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 8,755 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 746,105 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 335,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 141,400 sh (+318.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,082 sh (+115.85%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 483,700 sh (+86.33%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 490,000 sh (+46.27%)
Chuck Royce 534,368 sh (+31.73%)
RS Investment Management 828,447 sh (+11.04%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 520,463 sh (+7.60%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,482 sh (-53.41%)
Jim Simons 25,600 sh (-81.90%)
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Q3 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 1,311,958 sh (+58.36%)
Ken Heebner 620,000 sh (+26.53%)
Chuck Royce 605,368 sh (+13.29%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 522,318 sh (+0.36%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,900 sh (-17.83%)
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Q4 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 97,200 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,632,956 sh (+212.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,500 sh (+105.88%)
RS Investment Management 1,535,678 sh (+17.05%)
Chuck Royce 691,368 sh (+14.21%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,632,956 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 1,535,678 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.60
WLH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 60.00 vs. WLH: 16.60 )
WLH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.71   Max: 174.72
Current: 16.6

4.71
174.72
Forward P/E 14.41
WLH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLH: 14.41 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.60
WLH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 58.90 vs. WLH: 16.60 )
WLH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.71   Max: 177.21
Current: 16.6

4.71
177.21
P/B 1.22
WLH's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WLH: 1.22 )
WLH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.22

0.98
2.63
P/S 0.83
WLH's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. WLH: 0.83 )
WLH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.83

0.38
1.47
EV-to-EBIT 21.09
WLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 59.41 vs. WLH: 21.09 )
WLH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16   Max: 124.6
Current: 21.09

16
124.6
Current Ratio 8.40
WLH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. WLH: 8.40 )
WLH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 12.19
Current: 8.4

4.03
12.19
Quick Ratio 0.44
WLH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WLH: 0.44 )
WLH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.2
Current: 0.44

0.23
2.2
Days Inventory 542.46
WLH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 127.13 vs. WLH: 542.46 )
WLH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 176.78   Max: 873.41
Current: 542.46

176.78
873.41
Days Sales Outstanding 9.84
WLH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. WLH: 9.84 )
WLH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 145.51
Current: 9.84

4.81
145.51

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.84
WLH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLH: 1.84 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.84

1.68
2.32
Price/Tangible Book 1.38
WLH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WLH: 1.38 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 569.95
Current: 1.38

1.67
569.95
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
WLH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WLH: 0.89 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.06
Current: 0.89

0.81
1.06
Price/Graham Number 0.89
WLH's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WLH: 0.89 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.89

0.61
0.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
WLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. WLH: 4.70 )
WLH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 6.2
Current: 4.7

0.8
6.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -145.30
WLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
61% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. WLH: -145.30 )
WLH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -92.5   Max: -2.1
Current: -145.3

-92.5
-2.1

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
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Traded in other countries:2LW.Germany,
William Lyon Homes was incorporated in the State of Delaware on July 15, 1999. On May 21, 2013, the Company completed its initial public offering. The Company together with its subsidiaries is the Western U.S. regional homebuilders. It is mainly engaged in the design, construction and sale of single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through six reportable operating segments; California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. It designs, constructs and sells various homes designed to meet the specific needs of each of its markets. The Company makes use of advertising and other promotional activities, including on-line and social media, brochures, and the placement of strategically located sign boards in the immediate areas of its developments. In addition, the Company markets all of its products through the internet via email lists and interest lists, as well as its website at www.lyonhomes.com. In general, the Company's advertising emphasizes each project's strengths, the quality and value of its products and its reputation in the marketplace. The Company and its competitors are subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulation which imposes restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can ultimately be built within the boundaries of a particular project.
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